CHICAGO, IL â€“ Â A Black person is killed by a police officer, security officer or self-appointed vigilante every 28 hours in America (Malcolm X Grassroots Movement). Following an indictment Grand Jury decision in the case of Officer Darren Wilson, the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) Chicago Chapter will engage in a press conference atÂ 9:00 AMÂ at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, 5thFloor, Chicago, IL, 60602 on Tuesday, November 25th,Â 2014. The press conference is in response to the lack of accountability for police violence in the City of Chicago and all over the nation.
In coordination with theÂ Donâ€™t Shoot Coalition and activists across the nation, BYP 100 Chicago members are calling for immediate demilitarization of law enforcement agencies nationwide. The group also joinsÂ Hands Up United in calling for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the case of Officer Darren Wilson.
Following the press conference, the group of young Black activists will lead healing circles and political education teach-ins on theÂ BYP 100 Agenda to Keep Us Safe (The Agenda) which is a policy agenda that proposes strategies and policies to end the criminalization of Black youth in America.Â The Agenda is one step in a long-term fight to end the criminalization of Black youth and to end the violence against the Black people by law enforcement officers.
For more information about the press conference, please contact Camesha Jones atÂ (240) 533-2876.
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Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, non-violent direct action organizing, advocacy and education using a Black queer feminist lens. We are an organization affiliated with the Black Youth Project.